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When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees.

Professional Movers Association (PMA)

The original objective of the PMA was to give its members a voice in applying for the transport permits required in those days, as well as to promote the sharing among members of return load facilities. The permit system fell away in 1991 but the PMA continued as an accreditation body, setting professional standards for the removal industry. The PMA now represents a guarantee of superior service, quality and peace of mind to its customers. This is because membership of […]

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Institute of Road Transport Engineers (IRTE)

The Institute of Road Transport Engineers (IRTE), which was founded in 1944to encourage skills training and education in road transport engineering, is aninfluential and international professional body with well over 16 000 individualmembers worldwide. These members operate and maintain every type of road vehicle– from cars to trucks, buses and coaches.The society’s purpose is to promote safe, efficient and environmentally sustainableoperations engineering to the benefit of society.The IRTE’s aim is to be the preferred professional body for those engaged in […]

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Federation of East and Southern African Road Transport Associations (FESARTA)

VISION To achieve wide recognition of the value of the road transport industry to the east and southern African regions, and to enhance its efficiency and competitiveness through the national road transport associations. OBJECTIVES To participate fully in the activities of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Directorate of Infrastructure and Services and other appropriate sectors of the SADC and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA). MEMBER NATIONAL ROAD TRANSPORT ASSOCIATIONS: Association of Lesotho Road Transporters; Botswana […]

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Road Freight Association

The Road Freight Association was established in 1975 to support its members who are, mainly, road freight service providers. It is a facilitating body that influences the state of the industry, rates, upkeep of the road infrastructure, road safety, freight security, driver interests, cross-border transport, development funding for emerging operations, education, health, the fuel price, law enforcement, labour relations and many other issues related to road freight transport. The Association’s member companies include small and medium-sized trucking companies, including many […]

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Many Challenges Ahead

As we enter the new year, one thing is certain: 2009 is going to be extremely challenging. I was almost moved to tears by a media statement from General Motors South Africa (GMSA) I received at the beginning of 2009. I am not a member of the rapidly growing South African Doom and Gloom Club, but I have to share its contents with you.

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